CSW 2018 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in Catholic Schools Week, SY 2017-2018, Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day | 0 comments

From January 28 to February 3, Santa Barbara Catholic School celebrated Catholic Schools Week or #CSW18 as part of the National Catholic Educational Association celebration. Daily activities highlighted this year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

The week started with faculty appreciation on Monday, where faculty and staff who have served the school for more than five years were honored. Special awards were also given to teachers who garnered the most student votes in Sylvan’s My Favorite Teacher Contest. Throughout the day, select students served as faculty and staff “mini-mes”. This fun activity gives the students a chance to shadow their adult counterparts and know what is like to be a faculty or staff at SBCS.

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First week of Advent

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 in Advent, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on First week of Advent


Principal Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM, lead faculty and staff at Tuesday’s Advent prayer and blessing of the wreath. After lunch, students also witnessed the blessing of the wreath and Christmas tree in the cafeteria, and took part in a short prayer service. These rituals remind us of our commitment to stay alert and awake for the coming of our savior Jesus Christ. #sbcslife #catholicschools #firstweekofadvent

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Ice Cream Festival 2017

Posted on Nov 25, 2017 in Ice Cream Festival, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on Ice Cream Festival 2017

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SBCS Ice Cream Festival 2017: A tradition of sweet success

Posted on Nov 25, 2017 in Ice Cream Festival, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on SBCS Ice Cream Festival 2017: A tradition of sweet success


SBCS students, families and friends line up for ice cream




By: Jhoanna Co


Santa Barbara Catholic School held a successful Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, November 18.  Now on its fifteenth year, the SBCS Ice Cream Festival often boasts of sweet treats from famous brands like Haagen Daz, Dreyer’s, Marble Slab, Blue Bunny, Nestle, Magnolia Ice Cream and more!

The day started off with an Ice Cream Song & Dance number from the littlest SBCS students, the K4 class. This was followed by a rousing rendition of

Beaudy of Fun Forte’s welcomers together with SBCS faculty Mrs. Madeline Fernandez, a student volunteer, and Mrs. Miriam Piana, event coordinator are ready to serve ice cream.

“Rock & Roll is Here to Stay” and “Lolly Pop” by the SBCS Honor Choir. SBCS students Marianne Fernando and Juliana Fernando rendered a ballet dance.  Different classes also showcased their talent like the 5th Graders performing the Filipino dance “Subli”; the 4th Graders performing a latin inspired dance to the song  Despacito, and 8th graders dancing to Grupo Heavy and also singing with their ukulele.   The guests were also treated to performances from Step-up Dancers, LA DANCE, The Little Zin Shop, Urban Studio, SKIPP Entertainment,  and Danz Jazz Studio.

What made this year special was the addition of carnival games, a jump house, and a mini-train ride! Beaudy of Fun Forte also provided awesome greeters dressed as ice cream clowns.

“They had so much more activities this year, and I enjoyed

Principal Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM and Sr. Cabrini Taitano, RSM try their hands at some carnival games.

it very much!”, sixth grader Mason shared.


SBCS PTO Officers and members from different grade levels organized the carnival booths obstacle course, and ice cream photo booth. Student emcees for the day were Isabella Dangan, Caleb Murphy, Juliana Lacson, Ethan Alvarez, Madel Sibal, Arvin Fermo, Ayezah Bagro, Shaniel Javelosa together with PTO President Mr. Ron De Lima.

“This year’s Ice Cream Festival would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors: Foremost, Triple J 5 Star Wholesale, Luen Fung Enterprises, Micronesian Brokers, Mt. Lam Lam, Dickerson & Quinn, and Quality Distributors. We are really grateful for them. Thank you also to all the Teacher and Parent Volunteers! We salute you!,” said Mrs. Miriam Piana, Events Coordinator at SBCS

SBCS 4th grade students performed a latin inspired dance to the hit “Despacito”



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